The english language's fascinating malleable abilities are alive and well at FMC. Once the Grokster decision was announced on Monday (FINALLY), we rushed to issue a statement in response.
As part of the editing process, this conversation erupted:
Person 1: Let's make sure we have a consistent captilization of Internet and internet. What's the proper usage at this point?
Person 2: I got it. Lower case, BTW.
Person 1: Garner's Modern American Usage says (p. 461) that it should be capitalized. We had it both ways in the doc at one point and I guessed wrong without looking it up -- my fault..
Person 2: Didn't you hear the exciting grammatical news a few months ago? It's lowercase, in the internet reporting media, anyway.
If you're interested in the actual substance: FMC's published statement